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by HK12K
Sep 09 2021 9:33am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Surrey Bikes: Paging Chalo
Replies: 25
Views: 745

Re: Surrey Bikes: Paging Chalo

As far as non suspension pedal bikes go I absolutely love my steel Lemond Poprad. Such a nice riding bike. From what I hear rigid aluminum bikes have come a long way in regards to ride comfort, but that Poprad put me firmly in the steel is real camp. A bit of an apples to oranges comparison, but I h...
by HK12K
Sep 07 2021 6:37pm
Forum: EBike Troubleshooting
Topic: melted phaserunner xt60
Replies: 18
Views: 583

Re: melted phaserunner xt60

You don't need a CA for the Nucular, it works with torque sensors natively

"Wide types of input, configurable: 0-5V brake, switch brake, 0-5V throttle, torque pedal sensor, pedal-assist sensor"
by HK12K
Sep 07 2021 5:33am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: What are the most badass turnkey bikes available today?
Replies: 38
Views: 1293

Re: What are the most badass turnkey bikes available today?

Still debating. I just invoiced them for a new pair of work boots so when they reply I will likely prod them for more information regarding the program.
by HK12K
Sep 06 2021 5:41am
Forum: EBike Troubleshooting
Topic: KT Controller, Smoke Leakage
Replies: 29
Views: 513

Re: KT Controller, Smoke Leakage

I find it better to run more controller than you think that you need. This way the controller isn't terribly stressed when asked to do things like ride up inclines. If it's programmable all the better, as you can dial it back to suit your needs without ever really maxing it out. Just make sure your ...
by HK12K
Sep 06 2021 5:31am
Forum: EBike Troubleshooting
Topic: melted phaserunner xt60
Replies: 18
Views: 583

Re: melted phaserunner xt60

Just go for the 24f. It's better to have too much and not need it than to not have enough and be left wanting for more. It's a little more expensive, but it's tiny for a 24f controller. No ragrets. :mrgreen:
by HK12K
Sep 06 2021 4:55am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Which is lighter?
Replies: 10
Views: 1153

Re: Which is lighter?

Not sure which is lighter but I have a Pro Wheel on the front of my Raptor and have no complaints, for whatever that may be worth to you.
by HK12K
Aug 31 2021 4:56am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: What are the most badass turnkey bikes available today?
Replies: 38
Views: 1293

Re: What are the most badass turnkey bikes available today?

I guess I could buy something to resell. If push comes to shove and they won't pony up for something I actually want, I just might do that. Then flip it and pocket the dough or reinvest it into something that I actually want. That said I'd love a new toy. As far as the amount of reimbursement, I'll...
by HK12K
Aug 31 2021 4:48am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: What are the most badass turnkey bikes available today?
Replies: 38
Views: 1293

Re: What are the most badass turnkey bikes available today?

Reimbursement? For a picky toy? Watt draw? That's half of an efficiency calculation, electricity used to make Torque where the rubber meets the road. Reimbursement for sporting goods, including electric bikes. Lipos and a controller capable of delivering 500 phase amps is what I'm rocking now. The ...
by HK12K
Aug 29 2021 11:50pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: What are the most badass turnkey bikes available today?
Replies: 38
Views: 1293

Re: What are the most badass turnkey bikes available today?

I am apparently very picky. Gotta lol at 4hp being the highest performing e-bike in the world. Based on my peak wattage draw my Revive is doing nearly10hp. The Raptor, closer to 20hp. Plus the krankd is a kit, so not gonna fly for reimbursement. Also a backpack battery isn't for me. Neat though. Tha...
by HK12K
Aug 29 2021 5:02am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: What are the most badass turnkey bikes available today?
Replies: 38
Views: 1293

Re: What are the most badass turnkey bikes available today?

Maybe you could get a quote from a bike shop for a custom build? The company might go for that if the quote is worded right. This might be a possibility if I can find a shop to cooperate, which might be easier said than done. Good idea though and the best chance of getting something spec'd exactly ...
by HK12K
Aug 28 2021 3:52pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: What are the most badass turnkey bikes available today?
Replies: 38
Views: 1293

Re: What are the most badass turnkey bikes available today?

Small town, rural. As long as it has pedals and isn't ridden in populated areas like a madman, no hassles. I'm open to any and all options, but it has to have top tier power and range. I'm not looking for a downgrade. As for the Raptor 140 and Lightingrods kit, I've considered that motor for my exis...
by HK12K
Aug 28 2021 2:15pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: What are the most badass turnkey bikes available today?
Replies: 38
Views: 1293

What are the most badass turnkey bikes available today?

My work has a reimbursement program for sporting goods which includes e-bikes. I tried to get them to cover some recent part purchases and they balked, replying that they've never covered individual components before but would look into it. Radio silence ever since. That said I am now considering ma...
by HK12K
Aug 20 2021 2:17pm
Forum: Bike Mechanical & Structural
Topic: What frame style is this?
Replies: 16
Views: 1002

Re: What frame style is this?

I don't know what that style of frame is called, but the first thing that came to mind was "Supercycle", a cheap BSO. Should be available on Craigslist, Walmart, or your local crack alley. Slightly different design however, but that's what came to mind. https://dygtyjqp7pi0m.cloudfront.net...
by HK12K
Aug 17 2021 3:32pm
Forum: EBike Technical
Topic: Degreaser for unknown plastic gears
Replies: 8
Views: 333

Re: Degreaser for unknown plastic gears

Good question. I'd probably just blast it with chlorine free brake and electrical cleaner myself, and roll the dice.
by HK12K
Aug 17 2021 1:49pm
Forum: EBike Troubleshooting
Topic: Is my dropout too wide?
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: Is my dropout too wide?

See also: QS205 V3

Or alternatively MXUS 3K

Preferably the QS.
by HK12K
Aug 15 2021 12:11pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Can I add a throttle to a Priority Current?
Replies: 10
Views: 336

Re: Can I add a throttle to a Priority Current?

$3300 for a 500w motor and a 500wh battery? And a completely rigid bike to boot. That is an unmitigated ripoff in my opinion. Of tremendous proportions.

I have no idea if one could add a throttle to it.
by HK12K
Aug 14 2021 12:55pm
Forum: EBike Troubleshooting
Topic: KT controller limited in speed..
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: KT controller limited in speed..

You never detailed your battery specs so it may very well be battery sag related, at least in part. That said it will not go very fast because a 36v 15amp system does not go very fast. Especially when it's trying to overcome the forces involved with turning a wheel of that diameter.
by HK12K
Aug 14 2021 12:47pm
Forum: EBike Technical
Topic: Brake Lever Signal Difference 2 vs 3 pin
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Re: Brake Lever Signal Difference 2 vs 3 pin

The 2 wire one is a momentary switch that acts like an on/off button. All or nothing. The 3 wire one uses a hall sensor and is for variable regen braking. They are not interchangeable. If your controller does not have an input for a 3 wire you cannot use a 3 wire lever. Two different animals complet...
by HK12K
Aug 12 2021 9:22am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: e bike wheelie assist
Replies: 10
Views: 346

Re: e bike wheelie assist

It got stolen I believe.
by HK12K
Aug 10 2021 1:32pm
Forum: EBike Troubleshooting
Topic: What are the problems with e-bikes?
Replies: 33
Views: 751

Re: What are the problems with e-bikes?

TrotterBob wrote:
Aug 10 2021 10:39am
HK12K wrote:
Aug 10 2021 10:09am

I never said it was practical, lol. But if science can find a way to convert that energy....
I didnt mean for my comment to sound condescending. Apologies if it came off that way.
Not at all. My comment was largely tongue in cheek to begin with. :mrgreen:
by HK12K
Aug 10 2021 1:30pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Hybrid road bike ebike conversion
Replies: 39
Views: 834

Re: Hybrid road bike ebike conversion

Those look interesting and the price is right. But the kits are PAS not torque. I guess one could just get the motor and use a Cycle Analyst or somesuch and a torque BB from Grin. One other thing I don't like is the motor cable does not seem to have a quick disconnect. But otherwise what's not to l...
by HK12K
Aug 10 2021 10:18am
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Wife wants a scrambler style bike. Looking for some input
Replies: 42
Views: 829

Re: Wife wants a scrambler style bike. Looking for some input

I was discussing with my 4 year old the other day about how when he gets a bit bigger and outgrows his current big boy bike that I have everything I need to build him an e-bike of his own. I then said that I couldn't wait to go on family rides together. That I would ride my Raptor, Mom could ride th...
by HK12K
Aug 10 2021 10:09am
Forum: EBike Troubleshooting
Topic: What are the problems with e-bikes?
Replies: 33
Views: 751

Re: What are the problems with e-bikes?

If you could figure out a way to use the heat generated by the motor to recharge the battery, that would be cool. Theres always Seebeck modules. But would it really be worth it to enclose your motor in a metal shell then line the outside with several modules and put heat sinks all over those module...
by HK12K
Aug 09 2021 3:17am
Forum: Bike Mechanical & Structural
Topic: What tool do I need for this?
Replies: 10
Views: 397

Re: What tool do I need for this?

The freewheel removal tool arrived and it's a perfect fit. :thumb:
by HK12K
Aug 08 2021 7:05pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Wife wants a scrambler style bike. Looking for some input
Replies: 42
Views: 829

Re: Wife wants a scrambler style bike. Looking for some input

I find thumb throttles make me suffer, especially on longer rides. Having my thumb retracted and holding the throttle puts my wrist an awkward angle which ultimately makes my hand, wrist, and entire forearm cramp and ache.